A Tactile Guidebook of Amager Fælled

Nina Gabrielle Rivera Sanchez
Education degree
School of Architecture
Study programme
Graphic Communication Design

The guidebook takes readers through a haptic-journey through the spaces of Amager Fælled. It communicates three-dimensional spaces through tactility and new ways of using conventional book design elements.

It questions the role of an architectural book as a monograph - the means through which an architect presents their designs as a model to other architects. 

Monographs rely heavily on ocular-centric to communicate architectural designs. While a monograph contains form and materiality because of the nature of a book, they are metaphorically and quite literally ‘flat’ representations of a three-dimensional space. There seems to be potential to communicate a piece of architecture in more depth through engaging new ways of using conventional book design elements.

"A book is a sequence of spaces."

- SECOND THOUGHTS, Ulisses Carrión




Observations from site visits are typically recorded through conventional architecture drawings such as the plan, section, elevation and diagrams.

This book attempts to record these same observations through a different mode of visual representation: conventional book design elements. Translation of site observations into conventional book design elements such as typography, layout grid, paper choice. 

Article Layout: Text and Image
Article Layout: Subtitle
Photographic Essay: Text and Image
Index: Text and Image
Transcript: Text



The Book as a Map

The act of Rotating, Flipping, Folding and Tearing a map.

Transcript: Rotate Right
Article: Upside Down



Title Pages

Paper choices physically discern content talking about the natural environment and built environment within the book.

Title Page: Chapters
Title Page: Index




Destinations that are off the beaten track in Amager Fælled are sprinkled throughout the book represented in different layouts, paper types and typographic choices

The Forest: Layer
Reeds: Feel
The Lake: Reflect
In 2017-2019, KADK is working with the UN sustainable development goals
This is reflected in our research, teaching and the students’ projects. This project relates to the following UN goal(-s):
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Reduced inequalities (10)

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